Campco chief seeks FPO model for upgradation of PACS

The president of Central Arecanut and Cocoa Marketing and advertising and Processing Cooperative (Campco) Ltd, SR Satishchandra, has requested the govt to employ the FPO (farmer producer organisation) product to up grade PACS (primary agricultural cooperative societies) in the place.

Talking at the valedictory of an on the web instruction programme on ‘Enterprise diversification in coconut sector’, organised by the Kasaragod-based mostly Central Plantation Crops Study Institute (CPCRI), he claimed that the Centre has taken initiatives to kind about 10,000 FPOs in the place. Supported by Nabard, these FPOs will perform a big function in the improvement of the farming sector in the coming yrs.

He claimed the place has about ninety three,000 PACS. Requesting the govt to increase all the benefits of FPOs to PACS also, Satishchandra claimed these PACS currently have establishments and infrastructure of their personal. The extension of benefits obtainable to FPOs to PACS will enable velocity up operate in their presented parts, he claimed.

Constructive steps

The selections of the govt to introduce GST, set up e-NAM and provide ordinances on reforms in the farming sector will enable farmers in a major way, he claimed. Some of these steps enable provide immediate hyperlink involving the growers and shoppers, as a result helping the farmers to get greatest price for their deliver, he claimed.

Thanking the CPCRI for conducting on the web instruction programmes on coconut for farmers, he claimed this sort of programmes need to also be conducted for other plantation crops this sort of as arecanut and cocoa.

In the post-Covid period, lots of youngsters are returning back from city parts to rural parts to get up farming. They need to have complex and other critical information and facts associated to farming from authorities. In this sort of a predicament, the agri institutes need to conduct this sort of on the web instruction programmes on a regular basis, he claimed.